***Wake Up To True CTAs*** Geneva
Last year, in our hugely popular “Wake up to True CTAs” seminar, we introduced CTAs as an effective hedge against unforeseen market turbulence whilst “True CTAs” also generated their own Alpha over the long term. This complimentary feature of CTAs makes their inclusion on the overall portfolio strategy the most important Alpha Risk measure you can take.
In this follow up seminar we explore how CTAs can offer protection against the serious risk of inflation that has been foreseen over the next 24 months and why your portfolio is exposed without this insurance. We’ll also see if the “True CTA” assertions are still valid and find out how they performed and protected in 2010.
John Godden, CEO of IGS AIS LLP, will be chairing a panel of expert CTA Investment Managers including Christophe Reech and Philip Catmur from Reech AIM Partners LLP, and Dr Nicholas Verwilghen from EIM in this 60 minute session.
If you are a Hedge Fund, Fund Of Fund, Pension or Family Office, you should attend this free one hour seminar;
Date - Wednesday 9th March
8.30 Arrive – Coffee and Pastries
9.00 Session Begins
9.45 Questions and Coffee
Venue – The Swissotel Metropole Geneve, Quai General Guisan 34, 1204 Geneva, Switzerland
Hedge Fund Radio - 8 November
You are cordially invited to listen to the Monday, November 8th edition of the N@ked ShortClub: 9-10pm/ 21.00-22.00 hrs., London time, on Resonance FM [104.4FM within London / online worldwide via resonancefm.com]: 1 hour of loose talk about hedge funds and the state of the world, plus sublime prose, sweet poetry and heady music...No promotional agenda, no commercial intent...just light relief in these interesting times.
...with expert guests: astrally projected from the US, Robert Picard- MD, Lyxor Asset Management; plus, Harriet Agnew- Financial News; John Godden- CEO, IGS; Ravi Anand- Managing Partner, Katalyst Partners; Simon Kerr- Oriel Securities/Hedge Fund Journal; Thomas Bullman- Founder, Hedge Fund Society/Hedge Fund College; plus, Pele Cox- Poet in Residence, Royal Academy of Arts & filmmaker, Gina Geoghagen
Resonance 104.4FM is not-for-profit (UK registered charity no. 290236): funded entirely by grants and voluntary donations [the Guardian calls it “the best radio station in London”; the Village Voice, “the best radio station in the world”] You can support the station’s continued growth (2 million+ listeners, run on a shoe string) with a secure donation via resonancefm.com
IGS Announces Results Of CTA Study
CTAs should not only outperform the wider financial industry during a downturn but also their own “bull market” performance as they engage to fulfil the promise of portfolio protection. This study seeks to test this assertion and finds that it holds for only a few “true CTA” strategies while the remainder exhibit risk-return profiles that are increasingly correlated to market cycles.
That CTAs offer the promise of portfolio protection in a financial downturn via outperformance relative to the rest of the industry has been demonstrated in recent research . However the question has not yet been asked about the relative performance within CTAs during cycles in the financial markets – are CTAs a strategy that, in a crisis, should not only outperform the industry but also their own “bull market” performance?
Godden to Chair IBC’s Hedge Fund Ops Conference
IBC’s 9th annual Hedge Fund Operations conference is unique in its in-depth coverage of the day-to-day issues of a hedge fund COO, this conference brings together key players in the industry, to network and debate the operational and performance trends and priorities, for hedge funds through 2010.
Opinions vary on how the industry needs to change but without question, hedge funds will come under increased scrutiny, and managers face ramped up regulation in the form of the AIFMD. Operational forward-thinking will be paramount and the winners will be those that focus on tight systems and controls and manage risks effectively.
TNI Launches UCITS Fund
The National Investor has launched a UCITS compliant fund focussing on the MENA region, and managed by a regional manager. It's one of only two such funds at present, and follows TNIs Blue Chip fund award for the best UAE Fund, 2009 at the MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards.